Sports Therapy Centre

Unit 4H, Hinckley Business Centre, Burbage Road,

Hinckley, Leics LE10 2TP

Tel: 07957 330704/07376 320060

ShockWave Therapy

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Which conditions can be treated?

• Shoulder pain, e.g. shoulder calcification & Tendonitis

• Tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow

• Inflammation of the patellar tendon (jumper’s knee)

• Shin pain/Tibial periostitis

• Achilles tendon pain

• Heel pain (heel spur, plantar fasciitis)

• Chronic pain in the neck, shoulder or back

• Tension headaches

• Muscle tension caused by painful muscle knots (trigger points)

• Scar Tissue

For certain conditions, it is estimated that a single shockwave session is more effective for chronic pain than 6 sessions of deep massage.

Contra indications - Treatment with ShockMaster is not permitted in the following cases:

  • coagulation disorders (haemophilia)
  • use of anticoagulants, especially Marcumar
  • thrombosis
  • tumor diseases, carcinoma patients
  • pregnancy
  • polyneuropathy in case of diabetes mellitus
  • must not be used where there is acute inflammation/pus focus in the target area
  • open epiphyseal discs
  • cortisone therapy up to 6 weeks before first treatment
  • pacemaker
  • prothesis
  • osteoporosis
  • must not be used where there are infected wounds
  • must not be used in areas of large nerves and vessel cavities that contain air (lungs, intestines, ...)
  • risk of haemorrhaging
  • must not be used in the cardiac region
  • must not be used on an open scar
  • must not be used on the vertebrae, spinal column, head

Radial ShockWave Therapy (R-SWT) is a modern and effective method of treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.

Radial shockwave therapy will normally give a good outcome of treatment after 3-8 sessions. 

Scar tissue and calcification in tendons, ligaments and muscles is broken down. Metabolism and circulation is increased, stimulating the healing properties of the body. Damaged tissue recovers and heals itself. This will cause the pain to decrease and mobility to improve. 

The average success rate of treatment with shockwave is 70% 

In treatment, the therapist determines the location of the pain by searching for painful trigger points. These points can also be localised using the hand piece or ultrasound. Gel is then applied to the treatment zone. This improves the contact between the skin and the hand piece to allow the shockwaves to penetrate the body properly. The hand piece is placed on the pain zone and it then emits shockwaves. In general, this is painless but sometimes perceived as ‘unpleasant’. In a number of cases, the therapist will use a different treatment head, the D-Actor. This combination of shockwaves and vibrations is also used for muscular disorders.